Boca Raton’s historical sites receive a 3-D survey.

Boca Raton's historical sites

The city’s oldest public buildings — the original Town Hall and a 1929 rail station — are getting newfangled, three-dimensional survey that’s precise enough that it can be used to exactly replicate what now stands.

Avirom & Associates introduces the Leica Scan Station P20 as the Company’s latest technological addition to the world of surveying. The Leica P20 is known for being the industry’s best performing ultra-high speed laser scanner. Advantages of a laser scanner are the cost effectiveness of less field time, portability, endless amounts of information gathered in the field, accuracy and, above all, safety. The P20 can safely be operated remotely by a smartphone or tablet in busy roadway conditions or restricted areas.

The Leica P20 can gather one million points of information per second. Not only does it gather a vast amount of information in one setup, it also takes an auto-adjusting high resolution picture of the surveyed area to incorporate into the gathered information. 3D point accuracy is 0.009 of an inch at 164 feet, with a maximum range of 394 feet.

The P20 can also be used for forensics and public safety. The scanner can gather the information needed at the scene of any accident or onsite activities, leaving the area undisturbed. Civil/survey use is another aspect of the P20. Laser scanning eliminates the need for site re-visits while gathering accurate information for topographic surveys, as-built and title surveys. Archaeological/historical sites are also ideal jobs for the P20.Detailed geometry can be obtained for restoration or excavation without disturbing any site. As-built information of power plants, water treatment plants and any other structures, onshore or offshore, requiring detail with less disruption is achievable.

Deliverable products can range from 2D plans, 3D models, fly-through videos and TIN files for elevation and volume calculations. The Leica Scan Station P20 provides a cost effective alternative of gathering information accurately no matter what terrain or condition.